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This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie & Arlo
This Land Is Your Land
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

This Land is the first of four planned volumes that will comprise all of Guthrie's early masters for Moe Asch's Folkways Records. Many of the folk poet's favorites are found here in their earliest forms, including "Do-Re-M...  more »

      
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All Artists: Woody Guthrie & Arlo
Title: This Land Is Your Land
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder / Umgd
Release Date: 4/22/1997
Genres: Folk, Pop, Children's Music
Styles: Traditional Folk, Contemporary Folk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 011661805026

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This Land is the first of four planned volumes that will comprise all of Guthrie's early masters for Moe Asch's Folkways Records. Many of the folk poet's favorites are found here in their earliest forms, including "Do-Re-Mi," "Philadelphia Lawyer," "Pastures of Plenty" and a previously unreleased version of the title track that restores a "lost" verse. The initiated will be thrilled by the raw grace of these recordings, rejoicing in Guthrie's casual performances and good humor. The uninitiated will undoubtedly discover why Guthrie has long been considered a national treasure. Guthrie Scholar Guy Logsdon's notes provide plenty of background. This is a great place to start a real folk music collection. --Michael Ruby

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Superb Child's CD and Example of real Folk Music!
Michael Hershey | Mt. Juliet, TN USA | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a fantastic CD! Our two year old daughter has loved it since she was six months old - Woody Guthries fun filled songs and great song melodies are a real treat and never wear out. It has saved us many a time on long road trips with the little one and is just pure fun to listen to. Highly recommended!"
A Brilliant CD
Michael Hershey | 08/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD instantly became our family's favorite--we've been dancing in the kitchen every night since we got it. Plus, Riding in My Car and All Work Together are great songs to use as cues with my two-year old, and are infinitely superior to Barney! We'll be listening to this one long after her other children's CDs have been outgrown."
This Land IS Your Land
Alfred Johnson | boston, ma | 02/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A lot of people know Woody Guthrie as guitar playing, nasally singing "king" of the Dust Bowl blues. The quintessential Okie. Or as "king" of the hoboes in the Great Depression of the 1930's. And, of course, those are two of his personas. However, along the way he also became an important singer and writer of children's songs, many of which, almost by accident, we sang as kids (at least those who grew up in the 1950's, others can tell their own tales) without knowing the source. That is probably most clearly seen in Woody's classic "This Land Is Your Land" but there are, as this CD under review demonstrates, many others. Woody just seemed to have a knack for producing the kind of doggerel that kids, including this reviewer when he was a kid, just love. Kudos, Woody.

Here Woody and/or his son Arlo, a folk legend in his own right from the "Generation of `68" (if for no other reason than the song "Alice's Restaurant", one of the 1960's anthems) run through a litany of Woody's better child-oriented songs. I note the wonderfully silly "Riding In My Car", the above-mentioned "This Land Is Your Land" and "So Long It's Been Good To Know Yuh". I can hear you humming right now.

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